HRT106 General Horticulture (8)
This subject is a study of horticultural principles and activities as practised and how they span fundamental concepts of the biological and physical sciences, art and design, common sense and social responsibility
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Subject Relationships
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • use a range of generic skills required for successful tertiary study in horticulture
  • understand the scope of horticulture
  • develop competency in both horticultural and scientific plant classification
  • have an appreciation of the function and role of the plants' environment (including the greenhouse environment) in relation to plant growth and issues of plant selection
  • understand the range of uses of plants in the landscape
  • describe the principles of minimising water use in the landscape
  • understand the main issues of arboriculture as it relates to tree management
  • understand the principles and processes of production horticulture, including horticultural production systems and crops and plant propagation
  • appreciate the relative advantages and disadvantages of plant improvement
  • methods;
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
The plant environment (light, water, soil and other growing media, temperature, climate, greenhouses) The role of cultivated plants Plant classification Plant structure Plants in the landscape landscaping principles, arboriculture, water use in the landscape, environmental horticulture Production horticulture (horticultural sectors, horticultural crops, plant propagation and production, plant improvement)
Residential School
This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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